Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) is the national youth theatre company. We exist to connect young people with the professional theatre industry locally, regionally and nationally. It’s the principle on which the company was founded in 1963. It’s what drives us today.
Australian Theatre for Young People specialises in integrating professional theatre practice with supportive youth theatre process. We love working with all levels of the arts industry, from the most celebrated national companies to the smallest youth theatres. Our work supports young people from their first theatre experience to their first professional production.
For over 55 years ATYP have used theatre experiences to enrich the lives of young people. ATYP continues this legacy to nurture today’s young Australians, the next generation of creators, thinkers and leaders with a bevy of engaging drama and writing workshops, yearly production seasons, writing programs and a youth advisory panel.
With your generous gift you too can play a role in the delivery of transformational theatre programs that positively impact the lives of thousands of young Australians each year.
ATYP regrets to inform audiences that the rest of the 2020 production season has been cancelled due to the ongoing implications of the COVID-19 situation. ATYP will continue to act on the advice from the Federal and State governments, the Department of Health, NSW Health (and other state health departments where applicable) ensuring our community of young people, parents, carers, artists, audiences, staff, and board are kept informed and safe through this unsettling time. We hope to reschedule some of this year’s productions in 2021. Please check back regularly for updated information.